Jaffna university students to commemorate “massacre” of TamilS

Jaffna university students are to commemorate the “massacre” of Tamils in 2009 at a ceremony to be staged outside the university tomorrow.

The Jaffna university student’s union has invited the public to attend the ceremony tomorrow morning.

In a public notice, the Jaffna university student’s union says the death of hundreds of Tamils during the final stages of the war in 2009 was the biggest massacre of a single community.

 Events to mark the remembrance of victims of the final war began in the North and East last week. Northern provincial council members and families of those killed during the final stages of the war attended the events.

Northern Provincial Council member M.K Sivajilingham said earlier that the main event will be staged in Mullivaikal tomorrow.

In the past the authorities had attempted to prevent the Mullivaikal commemoration events from being held as it was seen as paying respects to LTTE cadres killed during the war. (Colombo Gazette)